Woman Delays Scoot Flight for 2 Hours because She Refused to Check-In Overweight Carry-On Bags

Posted on Sep 15 2017 - 7:42pm by Redwire Singapore

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Some 300 passengers on board a Scoot flight TR166 to Shenyang, China were delayed for 2 hours on Sunday (10 Sept) due to a passenger who refused to check-in her grossly overweight carry-on bags.

The woman, a 20-year-old student, brought 4 bags into the cabin with her.

One of her bags weighed 30kg – the max weight allowance for carry-on bags is 10kg  and you’re only supposed to bring a max of 2 bags on board.

Flight staff and even the plane captain tried to persuade the woman to check-in her bags but she stubbornly refused.

She also wouldn’t say what was in her luggage.

A passenger sitting near the student said she even yelled at an air stewardess who was tending to her at one point, saying “Okay I’m wrong. Can’t I be wrong?”

The air stewardess didn’t reply and walk away.

Said the passenger:

“Five minutes later, another air stewardess and a male staff un uniform told the female student to get off the plane. Then, there was an announcement over the public address system that a passenger had broken flight regulations and had to leave the plane, and there will be a delay as the police were called in.”

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The woman was subsequently ejected from the plane.

The flight, which had been scheduled to leave at 2.45am finally got going at around 4.50am.

 

 

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